The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Mentor Graphics (Fremont, CA) in October 2010.
Was contacted by the recruiter who set up a phone interview. Almost all questions were based on the projects on resume. Got a positive feedback from the recruiter within a few days, but took a long time to schedule an on-site interview. On-site interview consisted of 8 rounds with 8 different employees. All of them except for 1 asked interesting and very related questions. C / C ++ --- Tested OOPS concepts with a sample code. Verilog / VHDL -- Basic design questions. Circuit Design questions. Project related questions. Logical puzzles ---- Extremely Vague !!! No response for almost a month following the interview. Had to repeatedly mail the recruiter to get a response. Turned out to be a reject .. But was a good learning exp. Helped me crack the on-site interview for my dream job elsewhere.
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